You Only Get One Chance to Make a First Impression! Most often buyer’s knows the minute they pull up to the curb of home whether they have interest or not. The exterior will pique interest while the inside should WOW them! Here are 6 things you can do that will increase the perceived value of your Fountain Hills home? 1. Curb Appeal– Everyone wants to live […]
Fountain Hills Housing Market Trends January 2015
Fountain Hills Housing Market Trends for January 2015 We have most listings on the market this year than last year at this time. 106 versus 82 last year. In Fountain Hills the active listing count has grown to the highest level since early 2010, not a good situation for sellers there. For buyers looking to purchase in Fountain Hills this may be your time as the […]
5 Good Reasons To List Your Home During the Holidays
The holidays can actually be a great time to put your home on the market. If buyers are out looking during the holidays,more than likely they are serious and usually need to make a move quick. It can also be a great opportunity for tax purposes to get your home under contract and closed by the end of the year. Here are 5 advantages to selling your home […]
Should I Buy a Home Without a Pool?
As of today there are 26 homes for sale in Fountain Hills priced under $300,000. This is quite a few and out of the 26 only 2 have private pools. Not all buyers want a pool but for resale value in our area, I always suggest you buy a home with a pool , they always seem to sell faster. Sellers whose homes don’t have a pool […]
Phoenix Market is NOT in a Slump!
Forget everything you are hearing about our Phoenix real estate market being in a slump.Yes things have slowed down from the previous couple years but don’t freak out, the market is just becoming balanced! At the beginning of 2014 we started off with lots of inventory and now it seems we are coming up short on new listings which should hopefully increase come fall. We are just […]
Housing Inventory Dwindling Again
I can’t seem to keep up, just as soon as I do my quarterly market update saying there is more inventory than last year at this time I read today that the market index popped back into the neutral zone (90 to 100) today with a reading of 90.2., is housing inventory dwindling again? What does this mean? If the market index goes above 100, the market favors […]
Is Selling FSBO a Good Idea?
I understand why people want to try to sell their home “for sale by owner,” everyone likes to save a buck or two by not paying a commission but selling a home is not as easy as you think. The average person sells a home every 7 years so it’s not something you do every day, but if you are determined to try it, here are a few […]
Buyer Expectations- Low Offers, Seller Concessions?
It appears that there are many Fountain Hills buyers who are either sitting on the sidelines expecting prices to drop dramatically, or placing offers at considerably less than list price. So what is happening in the market today? Are buyers expecting too much? 1. Fewer Desperate Sellers We were in a buyer’s market for 3.5 years from 2006 through mid-2009 which was fueled by sellers who were […]
What’s Your Fountain Hills Home Worth?
Generally speaking, Inventory is still increasing all over the valley and buyer demand is lower than normal. In most years the demand in March is far too strong for active listings to increase but not this year. Usually once the spring buying fever eases, usually sometime in June, active listings start piling up again and continue increasing until the end of November. The fact that […]
What’s the Value of Today’s REALTOR?
The real estate industry is constantly evolving and so is the role of the REALTOR. What exactly is the value that agents bring to their clients today? Long before the internet, real estate brokerages were the only ones who had access to the multiple listing service ( MLS) which contained housing information shared only by other brokers. Consumers couldn’t search for homes for sale online like they […]